SME Q3 2018

18 SME NEWS / Q3 2018 , Prestige Appointments is a Boutique Recruitment Business who have been offering a Recruitment PartnerModel to clients and candidates across the UK for over 13 years. Taking time to provide us with a detailed insight into the firm is Managing Director, Adele Squires who reveals to us more about Prestige Appointments extraordinary success over the years. Placing People in Positions ‘They’ Fit In 2005 Adele Squires launched Prestige Appointments with a view to provide permanent recruitment solutions with a difference. The firm’s bespoke service is applied to each and every recruitment project, the team listen to the needs of their clients, dig deep and find the right DNA match; this is demonstrated in their Company motto ‘placing people in positions ‘they’ fit. Going into great detail, Adele begins by explaining how and why Prestige Appointments was originally created: “The industry had (and unfortunately still has), a poor reputation. My vision was to create an agency that combined bespoke and consultative services, working as an extension to our clients’ HR team or Recruitment function. Adding value to the recruitment process is key, candidates need our support and guidance and clients rely on us to provide market insight, this consultative approach to both parties is how the Recruitment Partner Model was formed. The people are such a big part of any business, results are achieved collaboratively, we listen to the need and source the right solution, the client and candidate have to have similar motivators and goals to achieve long term, mutual success. At Prestige Appointments we don’t believe in targeting our team’s activity, instead we focus on delivering high quality results. Placing the right candidate in a position they fit is more than just throwing CVs at a role and hoping they stick, we get to know our candidates as well as we know our clients. Our emphasis on relationship management and customer service levels give us the edge over the competition as we focus on people rather than numbers. This isn’t just a business model, it’s our ethos. I should mention that we have only been as successful as we have due to working with amazing clients who welcome us in to their business, allowing us to see and feel the culture. We understand that matching the skillset is only part of the perfect placement and that personality, culture and attitude are equally important.” Whilst on the topic of team, Adele is keen to highlight the internal culture within Prestige Appointments, touching on how she ensures that all of the team are well-equipped to provide the best service to clients: “The unique selling point of Prestige Appointments is that we are small team with a strong emphasis on teamwork. Whilst recruitment can be a very individual job, we believe that collective success benefits us all in the long run. In addition, employee engagement and satisfaction within Team Prestige is key, happy staff provide the best possible service to our clients so we ensure our staff feel good; we reward staff with attractive commission structures that incentivise them, as well as company treats to reward their hard work. This year the team will be travelling to Marbella after beating their annual target 2 months ahead of year end!” Speaking of success, Prestige Appointments were recently titled as the ‘Best for Bespoke Recruitment Solutions – Hertfordshire’ in the SME UK Enterprise Awards. When discussing the win, Adele gushes about the team and how their dedication and hard-work to both the company and their clients are the reasons behind their extraordinary success. “Winning this award is a true honour, to be awarded Best Bespoke Recruitment Solution makes Team Prestige feel super proud as this is exactly the service we aim to provide. Every day we listen and tailor our service, so to be rewarded for these exact efforts is amazing! We are very grateful for the nominations, in fact overwhelmed, many of our clients have partnered with us for more than a decade and we love working with them.” UKE18158 Looking ahead to what the future holds, Adele reveals some of the plans that lie in the pipeline for Prestige Appointments: “Moving forward, we have the privilege of high levels of repeat and exclusive business and we are all working at maximum capacity. Due to this organic growth, we are planning to increase Team Prestige, we are currently recruiting for an experienced Recruiter and a Resourcer.”